SUSA FC will play its second season in the WPSL this spring. The defending Northeast Conference champions enjoyed a strong inaugural campaign finishing 7-1-0. Their season would come to an end after losing 1-0 to Cleveland Ambassadors in the WPSL East Regional final.
SleterFC has teamed with SUSA to offer profiles of players joining SUSA for the 2019 WPSL season. The first in the series is Rebecca Raber.
During the 2018 season, Raber was a key figure on the team’s backline and was named the East Region-Metropolitan Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Name: Rebecca Raber
Position: center defender
Hometown/high school/year graduated: Bayport Blue Point 2012
Current school/university (or school graduated from): Durham University
Number of seasons at SUSA: 2
When did you first start playing soccer?
I was four years old
What is your greatest memory of your soccer career?
Scoring the winning goal of the English National Final with 40 seconds left in the game.
Who had the greatest influence on your playing career and why?
My dad, he was my first coach.
What do you love about playing soccer?
I love the game and the competition.
Who/What is your favorite player/team?
Lionel Messi / Manchester United
Do you have aspirations of playing professionally?
I did (United Kingdom & Switzerland)
When you’re not playing soccer, you’re doing…?
Coaching soccer for SUSA Academy.